Student engagement can be a challenge in the classroom. With millions of students now learning from home, we wanted to share some resources to help you keep high levels of collaboration and engagement during this unprecedented time.
Video: 3 Ways to Hold Virtual Office Hours in Schoology
Learn how to integrate virtual office hours to keep students learning with tools in Schoology. In this video, you will explore the Backchannel Chat app, Conferences, and discussions for continuing communication with students online. Also, check out this blog post for other web conferencing tools you can use with Schoology for virtual office hours.
Need a helpful visual to use with your students or colleagues with tips for having a successful virtual meeting? Check out this great resource our team created. We even created an editable template in PowerPoint and Google Slides that you can make a copy of and adjust the wording if you prefer.
Article: 7 Ways to Increase Online Student Engagement
There are numerous challenges related to online education—a primary one being keeping students actively engaged. This article will give you seven ideas to increase online student engagement in the learning process.
Creating a sense of community is important with students of all ages when learning online or in a physical classroom. Educational experts on the Schoology Professional Learning team have created and shared a plethora of ideas to help you get started creating an online learning space for students that is inviting, safe, and trusting. Use these ideas to build a community of learners in your online Schoology courses.
We’ve crowdsourced a great list of ideas from Schoology educators to help you build community in your online courses and create an inviting, safe, and trusting space for your students. You can download these ideas directly from Schoology Public Resources to use in your online course.
Video: 5 Simple Ways to Move Face-to-face Instruction Online
Learn from an educator who has been working with students, teachers, and administrators for over 30 years as she walks through redesigning lesson ideas done in a physical classroom and transforming them for an online learning environment. Authentic examples will be used as she shows teachers how to harness the power of Schoology to stay connected with students, build a community of learners, and guide instruction.
Engaging learners in collaborative and meaningful online discussions is a great way to increase engagement when learning from home. Providing sentence starters can show students how to respectfully agree or disagree with each other, ask for clarification, make comparisons, and more. Consider using some of these ideas when creating online discussions in Schoology.
Need a lesson template you can use tomorrow? This lesson template folder is based on a blog post from Catlin Tucker and uses Roger Bybee's 5 Es instructional model. You can download this template directly from Schoology Public Resources. Feel free to add this to your own course and modify as needed.